Friday, September 29, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
The space between the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Summerfest grounds just got a whole lot more interesting thanks to Pier Wisconsin. Showcasing fish from the Great Lakes to the Carribean, aquariums abound at the east section of the building.
Go ahead and stare at the fish swimming above the glass tunnel or make your way through and have a go at petting a shark or stingray. Either way, this is definitely something to see.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
I finally got to see Pier Wisconsin today! For those of you who don't know, Pier Wisconsin is the latest addition to Milwaukee's lakefront. Inside is the new Discovery World, an incredible array of aquariums, and the best views Milwaukee has to offer.
While the place still has a long way to go before it's truly ready, there's plenty to see. The DNA strand in this picture is over thirty feet tall and continuously shrinks and grows through the center of a three story spiral staircase.
Friday, September 22, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
I'm a little torn whether to be excited about the coming of fall or sad about the loss of warm weather. Regardless, it's obviously here. The air's too cold to leave the windows open all night and leaves are already starting to fall from trees. The fallen leaves? Love 'em... but the barren trees and weeks of cold, cloudy weather before the snow? Ugh.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
This photograph gives a more intimate perspective of Benjamin Church's Kilbourntown House. While obvious that time's taken its toll on this historic building, it's still a fantastic sight. If you're ever in the area, the home is open to the public and is completely furnished with mid-nineteenth century art and furniture.
More about this home in the post below...
This home was relocated to Estabrook Park in the early 1900s but was originally built by Benjamin Church in 1844. Back then, Milwaukee was seperated into three settlements; Juneautown to the east of the river, Kilbourntown to the west, Walker's Point to the south. Two years after this home's construction, the rival towns grew too large to retain their independence and in January of 1846, they merged to form the city of Milwaukee.
On a semi-side note, if you'd like to learn more of Milwaukee's history, click here.
Just north of Milwaukee, 125 acres of fantastic park land straddle the Milwaukee River. It's an interesting combination of natural scenery and the human need to dominate the land. On all sides of Estabrook Park are enormous towers that cater to modern day necessities and while there, I can't help but be taken aback by how much we've changed this planet.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Cranes are everywhere in the city these days. Apparently word's gotten out that Milwaukee is a fantastic place to call home. The building going up in the background is called First Place on the River - one of an impressive array of new condos going up everywhere from the third ward to the east side.